Aims of this episode:
- Understand the extent of competition in jungles;
- Understand that we know very little about jungles – even in 2016.
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Jungles or Rainforests?
Jungles are described as areas of over grown vegetation. Rainforests include this defintion, but in addition they have an overhead canopy of trees. Therefore, all rainforests are jungles, but not all jungles are rainforests.
There’s so much in jungles and here’s a link to a National Geographic website, which will tell you more. Aside from that, we’ll let Sir David Attenborough do the talking.